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Learning to Let it Go…

Just the other day, I was watching the movie Hansie, a remarkable and true account of the former South African Cricketer, Hansie Cronje (1969-2002). After years of isolation from the international community (because of apartheid), when the…

Bee Surprised!

What's to fear in one small bee? Not much, but put fifty or sixty of them coming at you relentlessly and then you know the meaning of “Apiphobia.” That's exactly what happened to me a few months back! Conducting the funeral of a dear…

The Practice of Prayer

1.  Twice a day set apart a minimum of fifteen minutes each as soon as waking up and just before going to bed. 2.  Sit up straight with your legs stretched and body straight and the body relaxed.  A kneeling position with hands and head…

The Pianomaker

Steinway & Sons, which was founded in 1853, is the maker of the finest pianos in the world.  They make grand concert pianos and also smaller family living room pianos. Steinway pianos are unique; no two Steinways ever sound exactly…

Faith-Life Connection

Faith and trust are most essential for the very existence of human race. For example, we trust our milkman. If we have a little doubt about his milk, we would not be able to have morning coffee with milk in it! We trust rail way time…

Abraham: At the Altar

Abraham has a unique place in the world religious history. Three major religions (Jews, Muslims, Christians) of the world admire and adore him. His influence on the believers of all ages is tremendous. Abraham was not a perfect man, he had…

Small, Yet Significant!

Hag. 2:1-9 is a familiar story for many of us. The people of God after being in Babylonian captivity for almost seventy years were finally allowed to return to their native land by King Cyrus. After the return, the major task that was…

Holy! Holy!! Holy!!!

President Calvin Coolidge invited some people from his hometown to dinner at the White House. Since they did not know how to behave at such an occasion, they thought the best policy would be just to do what the President did. The time came…

Gideon: “Mighty Warrior”

Gideon's story is the story of an ordinary man in the hands of an extra ordinary God. The background: The period of judges in the history of Israel is remarked as one of the darkest times. Under Joshua, the people of God entered Canaan and…

God Our Mighty Fortress: Story of Joseph

Joseph's life is a fascinating tale of a person who rose from being a slave to that of a powerful ruler in Egypt. At the outset Joseph's story reminds us of an important aspect: God can turn any situation of ours into good no matter how…